CHICAGO (AP) -- Dozens
of teachers and union officials are picketing outside Chicago Public Schools'
Monday is the first day of the walkout, and
teachers wearing red union shirts have been demonstrating outside schools
Downtown, Chicago Teachers Union coordinator
John Kugler says he believes teachers deserve a contract that includes fair
compensation for a longer workday. He says protesters are ready to picket
outside school headquarters every day until there's a resolution.
Other rallies and marches are planned
throughout the day.